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Denel presentation to Parliamentary committee “untruthful”

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Ailing State-owned defence and technology conglomerate Denel was told “there’s no need to sugar coat or hide anything” by the acting chair of a...

Special Forces School under civilian “threat”

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A training facility north of Pretoria where pre-selection, selection and ongoing training for and of South Africa’s elite Special Forces operators takes place is...

Lack of funding could see SANDF lose ability to execute constitutional...

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Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) heard a litany of woes – all pertaining to the parsimonious manner the Department of...

The Cuban Connection

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Now in its 10th year, the bilateral agreement on defence co-operation between Cuba and South Africa has increasingly come under the spotlight following the...

R2 billion plus of DoD fraud, corruption and irregular expenditure under...

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Ample proof the South African military is not exempt from the fraud and corruption permeating many government departments and entities comes from SA National...

Hopes high for veterans to benefit speedily under new DMV D-G

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In what could only be a reference to the first permanent director-general at the Department of Military Veterans (DMV) following a pair of “actings”,...

DMV facing hefty contract cancellation lawsuits

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There are currently contract cancellation lawsuits totalling R189 159 000 against the Department of Military Veterans (DMV). This is according to a presentation by DMV...

Lack of and poor SANDF prime mission equipment maintenance will see...

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In pursuit of solutions to the multiple problems facing the national defence force and the sorry state of much of its prime mission equipment...

DMV underspend slammed by Portfolio Committee

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The perennially under-performing Department of Military Veterans (DMV) was lambasted by Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) for spending less than...

Heberon ministerial task team report seemingly MIA

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The saga around the importation and use of a Cuban immune booster/modulator to protect soldiers and other military personnel, mainly medical, from the “viral...

Parliamentary committee hears of billions spent irregularly by DoD

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Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) heard two of six irregular expenditure cases at the Department of Defence (DoD) involve over...

Military veterans’ healthcare another challenge for Mabuza’s task team

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That the Department of Military Veterans (DMV) doesn’t enjoy a high success ranking is evidenced by the appointment of a Presidential task team (PTT)...

Armscor looking to foreign countries and government agencies for income

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State-owned defence and security acquisition agency Armscor faces a dwindling income stream due to decreasing defence funding and has identified 15 potential new clients...

Over R1 billion in irregular, fruitless and wasteful DoD expenditure under...

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The Department of Defence (DoD) is investigating seven cases of unauthorised, fruitless, wasteful and irregular expenditure amounting to around R1.5 billion, Parliament’s Portfolio Committee...

Military veterans’ affairs remain under the microscope

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The increasing level of attention given to military veterans and, in many instances, their plight, is evident in actions of both The Presidency and...

SG admits “wrongs committed” with Cuban COVID-19 drug import

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Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) heard “wrongs were committed” during the acquisition of a Cuban drug said to assist in...

Military to explain Heberon acquisition – again

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Senior military officers, including Lieutenant General Zola Dabula, the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Surgeon General, will be called to Parliament for a second...

Portfolio Committee hears about Military Medical Service “challenges”

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The fourth service of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) was in the Parliamentary spotlight this week and will be again in the not-too-distant...

Armscor facing major funding shortfall

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Armscor is faced with a major reduction in funding due to South Africa’s reduced defence budget, and this is affecting its ongoing projects, the...

Parliamentarians go hands-on with peacekeepers in DRC

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Two parliamentary committees last month went on an oversight visit to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – the first time parliamentarians have...

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